Sunday, October 19, 2008

Crazy Weather...

I LOVE the weather we have had the last few days. Mid to high sixties...perfect.
This collage does not reflect the wonderful weather of the last few days. These pictures were taken 8 days ago at the beginning of our snow storm. I was not happy to see this along with my dead garden a few days earlier. To say the least I am not a big fan of winter (I wouldn't mind if it lasted from Thanksgiving to New Years, but after that I am done. But the kids had a lot of fun in the snow. I couldn't get them to all smile, but they did all stick out their tongues to get a taste of the snow, for me.

Halloween craft day #2. My friend Shayla and I got smart this time and stuck to one craft for the kids (rather than four). We also had some, easy to make, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (three ingredients: spice cake mix, chocolate chips, pumpkin puree).

Doesn't Ellie look fancy? Both my girls love to accessorise, they didn't get that from me (maybe they got it from my sisters, who are all very good at it). Notice her lip gloss, too. When I am doing my make-up, both Ellie and Arianne insist on putting on some lip gloss (they usually prefer a mix of about three different kinds).

I love this scrunchy nose smile of Ellie's.

Arianne is also sporting the lip gloss here.

I love the picture on the right, where Ellie is trying to love Arianne, but it is turning into torture.

The picture on the left is Arianne's classic reaction to the sight of a camera pointing her way (I have more of these pictures than you could imagine). Last night we went to a park and let Arianne ride her scooter and Malachi ride his bike and Ellie enjoyed the stroller. Notice Arianne's little Disney Princess discman. She had to listen to her music while she was riding her Disney Princess scooter. Who doesn't like music while exercising?

I feel bad...right when I tried to get a picture of Malachi riding his bike, my camera's battery died.

14 comments:

Shayla said...

Your little princesses really are so fabulous, they'll be heartbreakers too, watch out! Cute collages :0) {What do you want to do for craft day this week?}

Platt Family said...

Hey, I have to ask you how you do your cute scrapbook pictures for the blog. I have one program I found, but it is a pain to figure out. Yours looks so cute! Fun fall pictures!

Rachel said...

You got into digiscrappin' didn't you! I love it!!! Such cute pictures!

Annie said...

I actually don't use a scrapbooking program. I just use Picasa 3 and collage all of my pictures. I find scrapbooking paper that I like on the internet and save it and use it like it is a photo in Picasa. Then I add text after I have made the collage (you can add text in Picasa 3).

Megan said...

How cute! But...what do you mean you are not a fan of winter? I thought that everyone who lived in this town loved it!! AHHH, I am not ready for these next few months!

The Allred Family said...

Annie your family is SO adorable!! You are taking some great pictures!! You are the best Mom :)

lynda@polkadot fairys said...

Fabulous! Annie your blog is wonderful....You are getting sooo creative aren,t you?Your kids are darling!!! I miss you all so much! I just can't believe how cute everything you have done is....

Carissa said...

Annie, it's Carissa..I lived in Gillette and I think I baby sat for you. I'm X-bishop Jackson's daugther! I'm so excited I found your blog! How are you guys? Your kids are getting SO big I didn't recognize Arianne (sp?) but she was so little when you left. You're girls are SO pretty and Malachi is SO handsome and Cute!

min said...

Love those little girls!

Ralphie said...

Hi Annie! I'm finally getting back to you about the question you asked. Sorry I'm so extemely slow.
If you go into your blog's dashboard and change your layout to "minima stretch" it'll get ride of the side bar on the left. This will stretch things out for you! Bigger pictures takes a bit for time (at least the way I do it) so if you are interested in that send me an email and I'll walk you through it! ralphieannatgmaildotcom

Carissa said...

Hey, I was just wondering how you put your pictures in a collage like that? Do you use a website? Or do you have a program? oh yeah my e-mail is c_zabel13@hotmail.com
Thanks!

Andi said...

Annie, how fun that I found your blog! I'm new at this blogging thing, but I loved looking at pictures of your whole family. Lorin and I always comment on how cute your girls are!

Andrea

Shayla said...

Annie McFanny, please do a new post! PLEEEEASE! :0) XOXO

Jeff and Cecilee said...

cute blog...of course!! I love all the little lay outs you use. Annie I love you and miss you! Wish we could hang out more!! It is fun to read your blog and keep updated with your family!!